Support / FAQ

Here you will find a wealth of information including
how to clear/remove claims, and copyright/content ID FAQ.

If your video has received a copyright/content ID claim,

Dont' Worry

This is normal and expected since all WavebeatsMusic portfolio is protected with Content ID.

Clearing such common notices/claims is super easy and only takes 2 minutes. Claims are removed within a few hours.

If you don’t plan to monetize your video or if you used the music for free and don’t have a license, you don’t need to do anything.

HOW TO ‘CLEAR’ YOUR VIDEO - in 2 quick steps

With a valid license, you can easily dispute the claim directly from your YouTube Studio or

via the ‘HAAWK claim release’ form by clicking on the button below.

1 – click on the button,

2 – select “Release a HAAWK Claim on a video,” enter the link to your video, your name, email, 

and copy and paste your license information in the additional message part of the form.

The claim should be released within just a few hours after you click SUBMIT.

It’s really easy and quick. However, if you have any issues, just email and they will help you.

You can also email me directly if you need.

I have prepared a message explaining why I decided to protect my work and why you should always use royalty-free music protected with Content ID in your videos. You can read it here.


Just click on ‘dispute the claim’ inside your Youtube studio and make sure to type your license. That’s it! If you prefer, you can also do it via the HAAWK’s online claim release form here. It’s really easy and quick. However, if you have any issues, just email and they will help you. You can also email me directly at if you need.

Easy! Just upload your video as usual but set it to 'unlisted'. Then wait a few minutes and you might see the copyright claim next to it. Dispute it, type the your license and just wait a few hours for the claim to be removed (remember to refresh the page). Then set the video to 'public'. That's it!

Since all my tracks are registered with content ID, your videos may receive claims from HAAWK/Identifyy. This is an automated system and how the Youtube copyright algorithm works. There is nothing to be concerned about as claims do not affect your video and/or channel in any way! The only thing that might happen is that monetization (for that video only) may be turned off and ads will appear from time to time on your video. As for your channel, nothing happens to it.

If you used my music in your video and don’t have a license, you don't need to do anything. Leave the claim there and do not dispute it. Your video and channel will be perfectly fine, as explained above. If, however, you wish to monetize your video, then you need a license to remove the claim.

No, of course not, your video and channel will not be affected negatively at all. However, expect some ads to be shown in your video and monetization (for that video only) will be turned off.

Absolutely not! There’s nothing to worry about, quite the opposite...a claim from the legal owner of the music (in this case, myself) is the best and only way to protect your videos from people fraudulently registering my music and then issuing false claims and strikes against your videos and channel.

Not at all. You only need to remove the claim if you wish to monetize your video online. If you don’t plan to earn money from your video (monetize), you can choose to do nothing. Your video and channel will be just fine.

Firstly, to protect you and me from criminals illegally registering my music as theirs and then issuing random copyright strikes against our channels. And secondly, to have the legal rights to be able to help you if you ever need it. You see, if I don’t register my own tracks with content ID, anyone can! Yeap…anyone can! This would be a real nightmare for both of us since they could even demand Youtube to delete our videos and strike our channels! That’s why you should always use royalty-free music protected with content ID registered by the owner!

There is a big difference. A claim is just an automated message by Youtube to let you know you are using protected music (tracks registered with content ID). A strike, however, is when the owner of the music decides to act against you, which can become more serious and affect your channel negatively. So, again: claims do not affect the status of your video/channel/account in any way! I will NEVER issue a strike, ever!

No, unfortunately, you can’t. According to international law, giving credit does not protect you from copyright infringement. You need a license to show YouTube and Google that you have the necessary rights to use the music in your productions. Otherwise, your videos cannot be monetized.

Content ID refers to the technology of adding a “digital fingerprint” to online content, in this case music, for recognition and tracking across YouTube (and places that YouTube content is used and embedded). Without this “digital fingerprint”, tracking legal and illegal use of copyrighted content would be impossible. “Rights Manager” works in the same way but for Facebook and Instagram.

Identifyy is the platform I chose to manage the content ID of all my work. They use digital fingerprint technology to track, manage and administer copyrighted material on behalf of content creators and copyright holders. Identifyy is part of HAAWK (created by the same founder of “AdRev”) and it is a YouTube/Facebook/Instagram fully verified and certified partner. Currently, they are one of the biggest players in protecting royalty-free music composers online.

‘Royalty-free’ means that you don’t have to pay any royalties once you have purchased a license. A one-time payment is enough, so you can use the track in your project forever without any additional payments. That’s why this type of license is so popular these days. Please notice that ‘royalty-free music’ is NOT the same as ‘free music’.

Currently, you can buy/download your favorite WavebeatsMusic tracks at a very affordable price through our boutique online store and support my work directly, without any intermediaries!

On the other hand, you can get access to all my tracks from the following platforms/music libraries: Patreon (membership), Audiojungle (licenses), Motion Array (downloads) and Pond5 (licenses/downloads)

There are 5 license types you can purchase from the store (Audiojungle). From the least to the most expense they are: Standard, Broadcast (1 million), Mass Reproduction, Broadcast (10 million) and Broadcast & Film. In order to choose the right one for your project, please read this:

The quick answer is no. So, in most cases one license covers the use of the music in one video (single end-product). However, in certain cases multiple use might be allowed. It depends on a few factors such as the nature and specific content of each video, how long apart they will be released, among others...For more info please visit the Envato's license guideline and go to "what is a single application?” This link will take you directly there: Envato License Guideline.

I understand that guidelines are not perfect and there is always room for slightly different interpretations of what constitutes a 'single end-product'. Please contact me if you are not sure.

Login to your Audiojungle (or any Envato Market) account and click on the downloads tab. Then, locate the track you have purchased. Next to it, click on “Download”. You will have the option to download the license file as a PDF or (.txt).

These are the things you definitely CANNOT do:

  • You can NOT claim the music as your own.
  • You can NOT sell the music anywhere.
  • You can NOT remix the music without my consent.
  • You can NOT write lyrics to the tracks and upload on streaming platforms without my consent.

* If you wish to write lyrics to any of my tracks and upload to Spotify, Apple Music, Youtube, me first to discuss.

The answer is, yes you can...and I love that you liked the track so much that you even wrote lyrics to it. But you MUST contact me first as there are specific 'terms & conditions' and unique licenses for this type of use.

Why you should always use royalty-free music protected with Content ID in your videos

For a long time, I measured the pros and cons of using digital fingerprints or ‘content ID’ to protect my music. The major con was that all customers who have already purchased my music legally and thus, have valid licenses, would receive copyright claims and would need to clear the videos. As not everyone is familiar with this process, I was concerned about the frustration this would cause. While it’s just a notice (not to be confused with a strike against an account) I feared that it would cause unnecessary stress to customers.

However, due to two recent events, I decided to go ahead and register my entire portfolio. Long story short: first, I accidentally found out that someone has been using one of my tracks to monetize from a streaming website by allowing people to download it for free; second, I discovered that an overseas company had registered one of my tracks with Content ID and claimed as their own. Then, I received a few emails from customers (who had legally purchased licenses to use this track) complaining about copyright claims on their videos as well as their videos being blocked on Instagram. The worst part, I was unable to clear those claims. In both cases, I had absolutely no idea what was going on. I felt outraged that my ability to have full control over my music (and thus provide proper support to my customers) was unrightfully taken from me.

The only way to remedy the situation and avoid similar cases in the future was to register all my portfolio with ‘content ID’. This move ensured: 1. That my work would be protected against infringement 2. That no other person or entity could be claiming my work elsewhere and 3. That I had access to the tools needed to assist legit customers to clear their videos quickly and easily.

While I understand that this will add an extra step to use my music in your projects (only if you wish to monetize your video), I believe it is a necessary step, and one that protects you, your videos, and your online channels/accounts and at the same time, it protects me and my work.

If you have questions, please feel free to contact me at

Thank you for your support!

Henrique Dib

Composer and founder of WavebeatsMusic